Global Organizations

Americas Society

Americas Society is the premier organization dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Established by David Rockefeller in 1965, our mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights. Currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, we investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.

The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR)

The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR): building a worldwide network of leaders with the professional tools and the personal commitment to prevent genocide.

Center For International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC)

The Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC) was founded in 1992 to promote healing and peace in countries shattered by natural disasters, armed conflicts, and ethnic violence.

The Conflict Resolution Education Connection

The Conflict Resolution Education Connection is a web site devoted to the promotion of conflict resolution education throughout the world.

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher.

Creative Response to Conflict (CRC)

Creative Response to Conflict (CRC) is a global non-profit organization that educates individuals and groups to transform conflict into positive and constructive experiences that contribute to building a just and peaceful world.

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works in nearly 70 countries providing medical aid to those most in need regardless of their race, religion, or political affiliation.

EastWest Institute

The EastWest Institute is a global think-and-do tank that devises innovative solutions to pressing security concerns and mobilizes networks of individuals, institutions and nations to implement these solutions.

Foundation for Global Collaboration and Peace, Inc

Through the emphasis of universal human commonalities, the Foundation for Global Collaboration and Peace provides a basis for on-going dialogue between communities worldwide, in order to better collaborate on a global scale to achieve and maintain peace holistically.

Foundation for Post Conflict Development (FPCD)

The FPCD is a United Nations affiliated organization that aligns itself with the ideals and goals of the UN.  The FPCD focuses on nurturing these goals in post- conflict nations that are vulnerable and require extra assistance.

Global Arts Corps

By inviting world-class artists from opposite sides of civil, religious, and racial conflict to create theatrical productions that play to local audiences and tour the world’s conflict zones, Global Arts Corps advances the cause of reconciliation. Its mission is: To bridge violence-provoking differences and instigate reconciliation, using theatre to transform conflict into dialogue.

Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE)

The Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE) seeks to develop the capacities, in teachers and learners, to face challenges of unprecedented proportion: the continued development of weapons of mass destruction, armed conflicts between states and ethnic groups, the spread of racism, gender inequality, community violence, the huge and widening gap between the rich and the poor throughout the globalized economy, massive violations of human rights and the degradation of the environment.

Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)

The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict is building a new international consensus and enabling joint action to prevent violent conflict and promote peacebuilding, based on regional and global action agendas. GPPAC is a global network of civil society organisations committed to act to prevent the escalation of conflict into violence, at national, regional and global levels.

Global Security Institute

The Global Security Institute is dedicated to strengthening international cooperation and security based on the rule of law, with a particular focus on nuclear arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament.

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes.

Human-Wildlife Conflict Collaboration (HWCC)

The Human-Wildlife Conflict Collaboration (HWCC) is pioneering efforts to facilitate collaborative learning among diverse partners so that we may improve our collective ability to address the root causes of conservation conflicts. HWCC is unique in that it provides a neutral global forum upon which to convene the individuals, institutions and sectors working on, or affected by, conflict in conservation.

Idealist

Idealist connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. Idealist is independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed. Our work is guided by the common desire of our members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.

International Crisis Group

The International Crisis Group is today generally regarded as the world’s leading source of information, analysis and policy advice on preventing and resolving deadly conflict.

International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution

The CPR Institute is an independent nonprofit that promotes innovation in commercial dispute prevention and resolution. By harnessing the collective expertise of leading legal minds and benchmarking best practices, it is the ADR resource of choice for multinational corporations with billions of dollars at risk. CPR is also a leading online destination for lawyers seeking superior arbitrators and mediators and practical ADR resources and solutions.

International Peace Institute (IPI)

The International Peace Institute is an independent, international not-for-profit think tank with a staff representing more than 20 nationalities, located in New York across from United Nations headquarters. IPI is dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of conflicts between and within states by strengthening international peace and security institutions. To achieve its purpose, IPI employs a mix of policy research, convening, publishing and outreach.

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief, relocating refugees, and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. Through 22 IRC locations in cities across the United States, we help refugees resettle in the U.S. and become self-sufficient.

Lokashakti: Power of the People

“Lokashakti is a nonprofit organization working to promote peace and social justice around the world. We believe that all power is in the hands of the people and that through collective nonviolent action we can free ourselves from injustice and war. By providing resources for networking, organizing, and education, we help empower groups and individuals seeking to create positive nonviolent social change.”

MADRE

MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization that works in partnership with community-based women’s organizations worldwide to address issues of health and reproductive rights, economic development, education and other human rights. We provide resources and training to enable our sister organizations to meet these goals by addressing immediate needs in their communities and developing long-term solutions to the crises they face.

Mediators Beyond Borders International

Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBB) is a tax-exempt not-for-profit corporation which brings together mediators and allied professionals to volunteer worldwide to collaborate on building conflict resolution capacity in underserved areas to make local peacebuilding more effective and sustainable.

NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security

For more than thirty years, the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security has provided services and facilities to hundreds of citizens’ groups concerned with the peace and disarmament activities of the United Nations

OneVoice Movement

OneVoice is an international grassroots movement that amplifies the voice of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians, empowering them to propel their elected representatives toward the two-state solution.

Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

Outward Bound Center for Peace Building

The largest and most successful experience-based outdoor leadership organization in the world, Outward Bound was founded over 60 years ago by celebrated educator Kurt Hahn to provide active learning expeditions that inspire character development and leadership. The Outward Bound community now consists of more than 40 centers operating in over 35 countries and works with an estimated 200,000 students annually.

Oxfam International

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in 92 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.  We work directly with communities and we seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.

Peace Direct

Believes that local people have the power to find their own solutions to conflict. Their mission is to help them to make this happen. Local people are the key to preventing, resolving and healing conflicts. They are the best way to break recurrent cycles of violence and make peace last. And increasingly they want to move away from depending on outside help, towards building their own futures.

PeaceWomen

The PeaceWomen Project promotes the role of women in preventing conflict, and the equal and full participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security.  We are a project of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the oldest women’s peace movement in the world.

Right to Play

Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. It was founded in 2000 by Johann Olav Koss, a four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur. Through sports and games, we help children build essential life skills and better futures, while driving social change in their communities with lasting impact.

Security Council Report

Security Council Report (SCR) is an independent not-for-profit organisation. It was founded on the belief that consistent, balanced, high-quality information about the activities of the United Nations Security Council and its subordinate bodies is essential to the effective performance of the Council and that this information should also be available to a wider group of stakeholders and the general public.

Seeds of Peace

Since 1993, Seeds of Peace has set the standard in international peace-building by providing exceptional young people and educators from regions of conflict with an otherwise impossible opportunity to meet their historic enemies face-to-face at our International Camp in Maine.

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, nonprofit international organization founded in 1923. The SSRC nurtures new generations of social scientists, fosters innovative research, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues.

Soliya

Soliya is empowering young adults to establish more cooperative & compassionate relations between their societies by combining the power of dialogue with the reach of new media. Our name, Soliya, integrates the Latin word for sun, sol, and an ancient Arabic word for light, iya ( ???? ). The name reflects our aim to bridge divides and shed light on cultural differences that too often seem inevitable and intractable.

TeachUNICEF

TeachUNICEF is a portfolio of free global education resources. Resources cover grades PK-12, are interdisciplinary (social studies, science, math, English/language arts, foreign/world languages), and align with standards. The lesson plans, stories, and multimedia cover topics ranging from the Millennium Development Goals to Water and Sanitation.

Tribal Link Foundation, Inc.

Tribal Link Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1993. The starting point of Tribal Link is that the world’s traditional peoples must survive. This can only happen with the help of the modern world, which is also the primary threat to their existence. Tribal Link matches the urgent needs of the world’s indigenous populations with the people and resources which can help them.

UNESCO Section for Education in Post-Conflict and Post-Disaster

UNESCO is a capacity building and human development organization founded in 1945, which contributes to relief and reconstruction in Post-Conflict/Post-Disaster situations in the fields of education, the sciences, culture and communication, in close coordination within the overall United Nations system-wide response.

United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library Peace-Keeping Operations Bibliography

This bibliography, the fourth in a series on the United Nations, contains English-language monographs published between 1945 and 2002.

UNICEF

UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. That makes us unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young.

Urban Think Tank (U-TT)

Urban-Think Tank is an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated to high-level research and design on a variety of subjects, concerned with contemporary architecture and urbanism. The philosophy of U-TT is to deliver innovative yet practical solutions through the combined skills of architects, civil engineers, environmental planners, landscape architects, and communication specialists.

Ushahidi

We are a non-profit tech company that specializes in developing free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping.  We build tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories.  We’re a disruptive organization that is willing to take risks in the pursuit of changing the traditional way that information flows.

U.S. / Middle East Project

Its mission is to provide non partisan analysis of the Middle East peace process and to present policymakers in the United States, in the region and in the larger international community with balanced policy analysis and policy options to prevent conflict and promote stability, democracy, modernization and economic development throughout the region.

WhyHunger

WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.

Women’s Refugee Commission

The Women’s Refugee Commission advocates for laws, policies and programs to improve the lives and protect the rights of refugee and internally displaced women, children and young people, including those seeking asylum—bringing about lasting, measurable change.

World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Young Mediators Initiative (YMI)

The YMI was established to support young mediators with finding opportunities to gain experience in the field of Mediation.

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